Filipino Fruit Salad

Language

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Afrikaans Geseënde Kersfees en ‘n gelukkige nuwe jaar
Geseënde Kersfees en ‘n voorspoedige Nuwe jaar
Akeanon Maayad-ayad nga Paskwa
Mahigugmaon nga Bag-ong Dag-on kinyo tanan!
Albanian Gëzuar Krishtlindjet e Vitin e Ri
Aleut Kamgan Ukudigaa
Alsatian E güeti Wïnâchte un e gleckichs Nej Johr
Amharic መልከም ልደት
(Melikam yelidet beale Melikam Addis Amet)
Apache (Western) Gozhqq Keshmish
Arabic (Modern Standard) اجمل التهاني بمناسبة الميلاد و حلول السنة الجديدة
(Ajmel altehani bemonasebt almīlad wa helol alseneh aljedīdah)
(kullu sina winta tÌ´ayyib – to a man) كل سنة وانت طيّب
(kullu sina winti tÌ´ayyiba – to a woman) كل سنة وانت طيّبة
Armenian Շնորհավոր Ամանոր և Սուրբ Ծնունդ
(Shnorhavor Amanor yev Surb Tsnund)
Aromanian Cãrciun hãrios (Hristolu s-aflà! Dealihea cà s-afla!)
shi ti multsã-anji Anlu Nàù!
Asturian Bones Navidaes y Gayoleru añu nuevu!
Aymara Sooma Nawira-ra
Azerbaijani Tezze iliniz yahsi olsun
Basque Zorionak eta urte berri on
Belarusian З Божым нараджэннем (Z Bozym naradzenniem)
Сзцзаслівыцг Каліадау (Szczaslivych Kaliadau)
З Новым годам i Калядамi (Z Novym godam i Kaliadami)
Bengali শুভ বড়দিন, শুভ নববর্ষ (śtata baɽadin, śtata nababaṣ)
Bikol Maogmang Pasko
Mamura-way na Ba-gong Taon sa indo gabos!
Blackfoot ᖱᒣᖳᒐᒉᑊᖿᒪᔪᖱᖽᐧᒡᒧᐧᖾᒍ
(i’taamomahkatoyiiksistsikomi)
Breton Nedeleg laouen ha bloavezh mat
Bulgarian Честита Коледа! Click here to hear this phrase (Čestita Koleda!)
Щастлива Нова Година Click here to hear this phrase (Štastliva Nova Godina)
Catalan Bon Nadal i feliç any nou
Cebuano Maayong Pasko
Mabungahong Bag-ong Tuig kaninyong tanan!
Cherokee ᏓᏂᏍᏔᏲᎯᎲ & ᎠᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ ᎢᏤ ᎤᏕᏘᏴᎠᏌᏗᏒ
(Danistayohihv & Aliheli’sdi Itse Udetiyvasadisv)
Cheyenne Hoesenestotse & Aa’eEmona’e
Chinese
(Cantonese)
聖誕節同新年快樂 (singdaanjit tùnhg sànnìhn faailohk)
恭喜發財 (gung héi fáat chōi) – used at Chinese New Year
Chinese
(Hakka)
聖誕節快樂, 新年快樂 (shin5-tan5-ziet7 kwai5-lok8, sin1-ngien2 kwai5-lok8)
恭喜發財 (giung1 hi3 fat7 coi2) – used at Chinese New Year
Chinese
(Mandarin)
聖誕快樂 新年快樂 [圣诞快乐 新年快乐] Click here to hear this phrase
(shèngdàn kuàilè xīnnián kuàilè)
恭喜發財 [恭喜发财] (gōngxǐ fācái) – used at Chinese New Year
Chinese
(Shanghainese)
圣诞节快乐 Click here to hear this phrase (sendaijiq kualoq)
新年快乐 Click here to hear this phrase (sinni kualoq)
Chinese
(Teochew)
圣诞快乐 新年快乐 (siandang kuailak singnin kuailak)
Choctaw Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito
Comanche Tsaa Nu̶u̶sukatu̶̲ Waa Himaru̶
Cornish Nadelik Lowen ha Blydhen Nowydh Da Click here to hear this phrase
Nadelik Looan ha Looan Blethen Noweth
Nadelack looan ha looan blethan noueth
Cree ᒥᑐ ᒪᑯᓯ ᑫᓯᑲᓐᓯ
(Mitho Makosi Kesikansi)
Creek Afvcke Nettvcakorakko
Croatian Sretan Božić! Click here to hear this phrase
Sretna nova godina! Click here to hear this phrase
Czech Veselé vánoce a šťastný nový rok Click here to hear this phrase
Danish Glædelig jul Click here to hear this phrase og godt nytår Click here to hear this phrase
Dutch Prettige kerstdagen en een Gelukkig NieuwJaar!
Zalig kerstfeest en gelukkig nieuwjaar Click here to hear this phrase
Esperanto Bonan Kristnaskon kaj feliĉan novan jaron
Estonian Häid Jõule ja Head Uut Aastat
Faroese Gledhilig Jol og eydnurikt nyggjar
Fijian Me Nomuni na marau ni siga ni sucu dei na yabaki vou
Finnish Hyvää joulua ja onnellista uutta vuotta
Flemish Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar
Frisian Noflike Krystdagen en folle lok en seine
French Joyeux Noël et bonne année Click here to hear this phrase
Galician Bo Nadal e próspero aninovo
Georgian გილოცავ(თ) შობა-ახალ წელს
(gilocʻav(tʻ) šoba-axal cels)
German Frohe/Fröhliche Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr/ein gutes Neues
und ein gesundes neues Jahr / und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr
Frohes Fest und guten Rutsch [ins neue Jahr] Click here to hear this phrase
German (Bavarian) Froue WeihnÃ¥cht’n, und a guad’s nei’s Joah
German (Hessian) Frohe Weihnachte unn ein gudes neus Jahr
German (Swiss) schöni Fäschttäg / schöni Wienachte
und e guets neus Jahr / en guete Rutsch is neue Johr
German (Pennsylvania) En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr
Greek Καλά Χριστούγεννα και Ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Ετος
(Kala Khristougenna kai Eutukhismeno to Neo Etos)
Καλὰ Χριστούγεννα καὶ καλὴ χρονιά! Click here to hear this phrase
(Kalá hristoúgena ke kalí hroniá)
Greenlandic Juullimi ukiortaasamilu pilluaritsi
Hausa barka da Kirsimatikuma barka da sabuwar shekara
Hawaiian Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou
Hebrew חג מולד שמח ושנה טובה Click here to hear this phrase
Chag Molad Sameach v’Shanah Tovah
Hiligaynon Malipayon nga Paskwa
Mahamungayaon nga Bag-ong Tuig sa inyong tanan
Hindi शुभ क्रिसमस (Śubh krisamas)
नये साल की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें (Naye sāl kī hārdik śubhkāmnayeṅ)
Hungarian Kellemes karácsonyt és boldog új évet Click here to hear this phrase
Icelandic Gleðileg jól og farsælt komandi ár
Gleðileg jól og farsælt nýtt ár
Ilokano Naragsak a Paskua
Narang-ay a Baro a Tawen kadakayo amin!
Indonesian Selamat Hari Natal dan Tahun Baru
Inonhan Malipayon nga Paskwa
kag Masadya nga Bag-ong Tuig sa inyo tanan.
Inuktitut ᑯᕕᐊᓇᒃ ᐃᓄᕕᐊ (Kuvianak Inovia) – Merry Christmas
Irish (Gaelic) Nollaig shona duit (Happy Christmas to you)
Beannachtaí na Nollag (Christmas Greetings)
Beannachtaí an tSéasúir (Season’s Greetings)
Athbhliain faoi mhaise duit (Prosperous New Year)
Bliain úr faoi shéan is faoi mhaise duit (Happy New Year to you)
Italian Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo Click here to hear this phrase
Japanese メリークリスマス (merī kurisumasu)
New Year greeting – ‘Western’ style
新年おめでとうございます (shinnen omedetō gozaimasu)
New Year greetings – Japanese style
明けましておめでとうございます (akemashite omedetō gozaimasu)
旧年中大変お世話になりました (kyūnenjū taihen osewa ni narimashita)
本年もよろしくお願いいたします (honnen mo yoroshiku onegai itashimasu)
Jèrriais Bouan Noué / Jouaiyeux Noué et Bouonne année
Un Bouan Noué et lé Nouvel An!
Judeo-Spanish / Ladino Noel alegre i felis anyo muevo
Kapampangan Masayang Pasku
Masaplalang Bayung Banwa keko ngan!
Kazakh Жаңа жыл құтты болсын! (Jaña jıl quttı bolsın!) – inf
Жаңа жылыңыз құтты болсын! (Jaña jılıñız quttı bolsın!) – frm
(Happy New Year)
Kinyarwanda Noheri nziza n’umwaka mushya muhire!
Kirghiz Жаратканнын туысымен Жана Жылыныз кутты болсын
(Žaratkannyi tuysymen Žana Žylynyz kutty bolsyn)
Klingon yItIv QISmaS ‘ej Quch chu’ wa’maH ‘ej cha’ maSmey
Korean 메리 크리스마스 새해 복 많이 받으세요 Click here to hear this phrase
(meli kliseumaseu saehae pog manhi pateuseyo)
Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kirîsmes u ser sala we pîroz be
Kurdish (Sorani) Kirîsmes u salî nwêtan lê pîroz bê
Latin Natale hilare et annum faustum
Latvian Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus un laimīgu Jauno gadu
Lithuanian Linksmų Kalėdų ir laimingų Naujųjų Metų
Luxembourgish E schéine Chrëschtdag an e glécklecht neit Joer
Schéi Feierdeeg an e glécklecht neit Joer
Schéi Chrëschtdeeg an e gudde Rutsch an d’neit Joer
Malagasy Mirary noely sambatra
Arahabaina tratrin’ny taona vaovao
Malay Selamat Hari Natal (Christmas), Selamat Tahun Baru (New Year)
Malayalam à´¨ വവത്സര ആശംസ (nava-valsara āshamsakal) – Happy New Year
Maltese Il-Milied Ħieni u s-Sena t-Tajba Click here to hear this phrase
Awguri għas-sena l-ġdida
Manx Nollick Ghennal as Blein Vie Noa
Māori Kia orana e kia manuia rava i teia Kiritimeti e te Mataiti Ou
Marathi शुभ नाताळ (Śubh Nātāḷ)
नवीन वर्षच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा (Navīn varṣacyā hārdik śubhecchā)
Mongolian Танд кристмас ба шинэ жилийн мэнд хүргэе
(Tand kristmas ba shine jiliyn mend khürgeye)
Navajo Ya’at’eeh Keshmish
Norwegian God jul og godt nytt år Click here to hear this phrase (Bokmål)
God jol og godt nyttår (Nynorsk)
Pangasinan Maabig ya Pasko
Maaligwas ya Balon Taon ed sikayon amin!
Persian (krismas mobārak) كرسمس مبارک
سال نو مبارک Click here to hear this phrase (sāle no mobārak)
Polish Wesołych Świąt i szczęśliwego Nowego Roku! Click here to hear this phrase
Portuguese Feliz Natal Click here to hear this phrase e próspero ano novo / Feliz Ano Novo Click here to hear this phrase
Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo / Um Santo e Feliz Natal
Punjabi ਕਰਿਸਮ ਤੇ ਨਵਾੰ ਸਾਲ ਖੁਸ਼ਿਯਾੰਵਾਲਾ ਹੋਵੇ
(karisama te nawāṃ sāla khušayāṃwālā hewe)
Quenya Alassëa Hristomerendë! Alassëa Vinyarië!
Romansh
(Sursilvan dialect)
Legreivlas fiastas da Nadal e bien niev onn!!
Romanian Crăciun fericit şi un an nou fericit Click here to hear this phrase
Russian С Рождеством Христовым и С наступающим Новым Годом Click here to hear this phrase
(S Roždestvom Khristovym i S nastupayuščim Novym Godom)
Samoan Manuia le Kerisimasi, ma le Tausaga Fou
Scots A Blithe Yule an a Guid New Year
Merry Christmas an’ a guid New Year
Scottish Gaelic Nollaig chridheil Click here to hear this phrase agus bliadhna mhath ùr Click here to hear this phrase
Serbian Христос се роди Click here to hear this phrase (Hristos se rodi) – Christ is born
Ваистину се роди Click here to hear this phrase (Vaistinu se rodi) – truly born (reply)
Срећна Нова Година Click here to hear this phrase (Srećna Nova Godina) – Happy New Year
Sicilian Bon Natali e filici annu novu
Sindarin Mereth Veren e-Doled Eruion! Garo Idhrinn Eden Veren!
Slovak Veselé vianoce a Štastný nový rok
Slovenian Vesel božič in Srečno novo leto
Somali Ciid wanaagsan iyo sanad cusub oo fiican
Spanish ¡Feliz Navidad y próspero año nuevo! Click here to hear this phrase
Swahili Heri ya krismas
Heri ya mwaka mpya
Swedish God jul och gott nytt år Click here to hear this phrase
Tagalog Maligayang Pasko, Manigong bagong taon
Tamil Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal
Tahitian Ia orana no te noere
Ia orana i te matahiti api
Telugu Nootana Samvatsara Subhakankshalu – (Wish you a happy new year)
Thai สุขสันต์วันคริสต์มาส และสวัสดีปีใหม่
(souksaan wan Christmas sawatdii pimaï)
Tibetan ལོགསར་ལ་བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས་།
(losalazashidele – Happy New Year)
Tigrinya ርሑስ በዓል ልደት (ይግበረልካ) (rHus beˋal ldet (ygberelka))
ርሑስ አውደ ዓመት (ይግበረልካ) (rHus əwed ˋamet (ygberelka))
Tongan Kilisimasi fiefia mo ha ta’u fo’ou monÅ«’ia
Turkish İyi seneler / Yeni yılınız kutlu olsun (Happy New Year)
Yeni yılınızı kutlar, sağlık ve başarılar dileriz
(We wish you a happy, healthy and successful new year)
Ukrainian Веселого Різдва і з Новим Роком Click here to hear this phrase
(Veseloho Rizdva i z Novym Rokom)
Urdu ‘New Year’s blessings to you’ = (naya saal mubarik hu) نايا سال مبارک هو
‘Big day’s blessings to you’ = (burda din mubarik hu) بڑدا دنمبارک هو
Uzbek Yangi yilingiz bilan! Click here to hear this phrase (Happy New Year)
Vietnamese Chúc Giáng Sinh Vui Vẻ và Chúc Năm Mới Tốt Lành Click here to hear this phrase
Volapük Lemotöfazäli yofik e nulayeli läbik
Võro Hüvvä joulu ja õnnõlikku vahtsõt aastakka
Waray-Waray Maupay nga Pasko
Mainuswagon nga Bag-ong Tuig ha iyo ngatanan!
Welsh Nadolig llawen a blwyddyn newydd dda Click here to hear this phrase
Xhosa Siniqwenelela Ikrisimesi Emnandi Nonyaka Omtsha Ozele Iintsikelelo
Yiddish אַ פֿרײליכע ניטל און אַ גוטער נײַער יאָר
(A freylikhe nitl un a guter nayer yor)
Zulu Sinifesela Ukhisimusi Omuhle Nonyaka Omusha Onempumelelo

Copyright 1998-2007 Simon Ager

My first “real” job was at a Canadian bank in Toronto’s financial district and the staff was quite the international bunch.

I still have fond memories of learning how to curse in other languages, say the basics of each language and most importantly (to me)…sample the different cuisines.

My work life and social life now began to revolve around downtown and the melting pot of people that it is.

Every year, around this time (Christmas) the staff would throw a “pot luck” lunch. Each person had to bring a food from their culture for all to sample. The array of colours, aromas, tastes was fabulous (despite the need for Rolaids afterwards).

I used to work with many people of Filipino background. I found them to be ever cheerful, deeply family oriented, a love of food and lots of joking and laughter.

To this day, the standout dish that I remember from the “pot lucks” was the Filipino Fruit Salad. The flavour can be described as simply, “food for the Gods”.

You will need to visit an Asian store to get most of the ingredients but the result is worth the effort if you have to trek to your Chinatown. This dessert is simple to make and you’ll fool everyone into thinking you slaved to make such a decadent and delicious dessert.

This recipe contains condensed milk…how can it go wrong?

Filipino Fruit Salad

3 (140oz) cans of fruit coctail
3 jars of sweet macapuno (coconut) strings

1 large can of pineapple chunks
2 cans of lychees

4 green, tart apples, peeled and cut, chunks

2 bananas, peeled and cut into chunks

1 cup seedless red grapes, halved

1 can of condensed milk

3 cans of Nestle/Carnation cream

1 large bowl

  1. Drain the syrup/liquid from all the canned/jarred fruits and add them to the bowl.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients into the bowl. Mix well using a large spoon.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours. Serve cold.

© 2007,
Peter Minakis

. All rights reserved.

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11 Comments for “Filipino Fruit Salad”

BaL

says:

Hi Peter :)

I found your blog by a comment you left to Susan’s page, and it was nice to see a neighbour (not from Canada of course, but close to Greece)

This is Banu from Istanbul, Turkey :)

Really pleased to find your blog -by chance :)

I would like to add something to the translation of “Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year”

We say it like “Mutlu Noeller” for the “Merry Christmas” part, and “Iyi Seneler / Mutlu Seneler” for “Happy new Year” part :)

Wishing you a Merry Christmas :)
With best regards from Istanbul…

Banu

Ferdzy

says:

Merry Christmas, Peter, and best wishes for the New Year.*

Regards, Ferdzy

* I dunno about you, but I’m eating, drinking and being about as merry as I get, ‘cuz in the new year we diet…

Shandy

says:

Peter,
Yay! I have missed talking to you and seeing what wonderful things that you have been up to. . .and boy, have you been up to some cool things =D

BTW, MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEARS! to you too! =D

I wish you all the warmth and love that can be soaked in on the holiday season . . .along with everyday after. . .

Thank you for the compliment on the Yule log. I had so much fun making it and this recipe jujped started my holiday spirit.

Hugs,
Shandy

Laurie Constantino

says:

Peter, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and get to eat lots of fabulous food!! Fondly, Laurie

Ivy

says:

Sounds delicious and easy to make.
Καλά Χριστούγεννα και Καλή Χρονιά, σε σένα και την οικογένειά σου. Ήβη

Bellini Valli

says:

Kala hristougena ke kali hronia to you as well Peter. May 2008 be everything you hope for and more!

Núria

says:

Querido Peter,
This was sooooo nice of you… what a hard job to have all languages here! Thanks! It’s been great to know you…. and your recipes, of course ;-)
Have a wonderful holiday and a GREATMAGNIFICENT New Year 2008!

maybahay

says:

i hope you had a wonderful christmas and all the best for 2008.
that’s a festive looking fruit salad there. i’ve never made this version myself but it is ever present in Filipino get-togethers.
i hope you have tried ‘halo-halo’. i think you will like it:-_